Overview

The moulding plugins are a set of tools that take advantage of the built-in Vectorworks “extrude along path” bringing an easy to learn user interface, a vaste parameter customization and a well furnished Moulding Library (brought here thanks to Matthew Swett who has converted to Vectorworks® polylines and polygons the collection coming from the New England Classic® Molding line).
Despite the “extrude along path”, you can easily edit your creations:

PDF Manual

An exhaustive manual in PDF and EPUB format is available to download or consult to get info about installation, usage and customizations.

Note: these plugins comes both in italian and english localisations. You'll find both in the downloaded folder. Just use the language you prefer and follow the installation instructions in the relative PDF manual.

Mouldings plugins manual

New version (Ⅳ)

The new version works with Vectorworks 2019 (see note*), 2020 and 2021 and includes new features and new profiles

siding e corner
  1. moulding 2D Moulding on 2D Path
  2. path to moulding 2Dx 2D Path to Moulding
  3. moulding 3D Moulding on 3D Path
  4. path to moulding 3D NURBS to Moulding
  5. frame Frame (Rectangular)
  6. siding Siding
  7. corner Corner
  8. frames array Frames (Array)
  9. profile to file Save Profile to File cpf

New dialog to browse the library

The dialog library has been fully revised.

Profile-selection-dialog

Full control on profiles

All parametric objects shares the same set of variables regarding the profiles.

common-PIOs-controls

A couple of examples…

Changelog

version IV.2:

  • Some bug fixing.
  • New profiles libraries including Fox and Paramount mouldings.
  • Version for Vectorworks 2021 (tested).
  • Updated the MouldingsLib.vwx file and the rebuild library script.

version IV.4:

  • Now profiles are embedded (as symbols) on all plugin objects. This allows to use profiles even where the source library is unavailable (previously, opening the file on another computer, caused an error since profiles were not found at the saved path).
  • Now it is possible to create and use profiles containing holes!
  • Fixed some problem with the Mouldings on 3D path.
  • Simplified the dialog to choose profiles in the document (Browse Imported Profiles button).

version IV.5:

  • The library dialog has been dramatically sped up! Also libraries and symbols are now correctly sorted.
  • New library organisation: Basic Profiles folder (containing the mandatory profiles) renamed (previously was named Classic); New England Classic folder now gathers the previously scattered libraries and symbols.
  •  New! Lenoble Lumber (Lenoble Lumber Mouldings Catalogue)
  •  New! Real Cedar (sidings) (https://www.realcedar.com/siding/)
  • Updated the script in MouldingsLib to rebuild the library.
  • Bug fixed in the Sidings plugin.
  • Updated the price (for new users) now starting from €25.

(*) Note on versions: Plugins for versions of Vectorworks prior to 2020 can no more be tested (from me), so they can not be updated to latest version (IV.5).

Get it!

Follow Paolo Marcuccetti's Gumroad® shop page
where you can buy this and other packages related to my Vectorworks® production.

Mouldings are available in these languages versions:

Demo

By popular demand, I have just released a Mouldings plugins DEMO version, so you can evaluate them all and, in case, proceed to buy.
The DEMO plugins do all what the full version does, but they have, of course, some limitations. Each time you change a parameter of a Mouldings object, a message shows up, reminding you that you are running the DEMO. You can exit this dialog clicking the link button to this same page (with the chance to buy) or clicking Close. The close button halts execution for 5 seconds, but after that, changes to the object are regularly applied.

Once you will buy the full version, I’ll send you the regular package.
Then you’ll just have to replace the two folders above with the new ones and restart Vectorworks, no need to edit the workspace again, your saved works will recognise the new plugins seamlessly.

Installation

After the payment is confirmed, your download should start immediately.

  1. Unzip the downloaded file for your appropriate Vectorworks version.
  2. You get 3 folders and a pdf (Mouldings plugin IV Manual).
  3. Move the “Mouldings” folder inside your Vectorworks Plug-ins folder (program folder, NOT user folder)
  4. Move the “Moulding - Models” folder inside Vectorworks Libraries/Defaults folder (program folder, NOT user folder), see note* below.
  5. Restart Vectorworks.
  6. Edit your workspace adding the (Mouldings) plugins.

Here the official instructions (from help.vectorworks.net) for editing the workspaces:

And here instructions to add / modify tool palettes and tool sets:

Important note:
Vectorworks 2018, 2019, 2020 users should replace the file library MouldingsLib contained in Moulding-Models/Cornices with the respective ones contained in the folder Libraries for older Vectorworks versions.

The MouldingsLib file is a standard Vectorworks file containing all the profile symbols used throughout all mouldings plugins.
In order for the plugins to load the libraries profiles, the MouldingsLib file has to be in the same version as the plugins are working on, therefore, you must use the one contained in the downloaded folder for your appropriate Vectorworks installed version.